Youth and Adults both are immediately engaged and profoundly touched by prevention specialist and theatrical speaker, Susie Vanderlip. She brings an unforgettable combination of theater, dance, and powerful personal stories to school assemblies and conference keynotes in LEGACY OF HOPE®. She delivers research-based insights on social, emotional and mental health issues in an extraordinarily entertaining and mesmerizing way. “Broadway-class” program merged with psychology, empathy, personal experience and HOPE.

By offering keynotes, workshops & assemblies, Susie focuses on prevention and healthy emotional coping skills for youth and adults. In LEGACY OF HOPE, Susie makes the relationship between destructive choices (including opioid addiction, alcohol and drug abuse, violence, self-harm, suicide, depression, grief/loss, gangs) and the underlying emotions and mental health issues of today.  She often follows LEGACY keynotes/assemblies with the DE-STRESS FOR SUCCESS® Workshop, developed together with husband and clinical psychologist, Ken Vanderlip, Ph.D. This workshop provides the very emotional coping skills that youth and adults desperately need – from mindfulness, quiet mind, clarity of choices, calm, reduction of fear/overwhelm/negative self talk and so much more (See De-Stress for Success for more information.)

Both LEGACY OF HOPE® and DE-STRESS FOR SUCCESS® programs are profoundly touching and life-changing for both teens and adults. Susie has spoken to over one million youth and adults across the US and Canada at middle schools, high schools, colleges, youth leadership conferences, counseling association conferences, law enforcement/social work/gang prevention events, recovery conferences, foster care/probation/parent awareness events, Catholic confirmation programs, churches and much more. 

Audiences repeatedly exclaim, “This was AWESOME! It made me laugh, cry and identify. Susie is so real, compassionate and sincere. Best assembly ever!
Best part of the whole conference!


Youth Programs

Delivering an unparalleled message about motives, choices, consequences and emotional issues that interfere with healthy and successful lives.

Parents & Community

Every parent, grandparent and involved community members worries about the well-being of their children. How do we guide them to make the good decisions?

Counselors & Teachers

Revitalizing the passion of counselors and teachers, both professionally and personally, acknowledging the invaluable role they play on every school campus

College & Universities

Assessing the needs and wants of your student body for counseling and support programs is essential in thwarting future problems – Susie can help.


Susie’s professional clients include tens of thousands of Corporate professionals in all areas of the business world. Find out how she can help your organization.



Filmed in front of an audience of 1,500 adults who care and work with teens plus 100 teenagers, this is our newest and most comprehensive version of LEGACY OF HOPE®.


Full Program plus Q&A with Susie

Filmed in front of a live youth audience of 3,000 teens,this DVD includes over 75 minutes of extended LEGACY OF HOPE® presentation PLUS Question and Answer Session with teens.

52 Ways to Protect Your Teen

Guiding Teens to Good Choices and Success

52 WAYS shares unparalleled insights and rock-solid advice for parents, stepparents, grandparents, teachers, counselors, caregivers and any other adult who cares about or works with teens.

To book a LEGACY OF HOPE® presentation or to request more information, please contact us.